Ashland in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-10b.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 37° 45.513′ N, 77° 28.076′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashland (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry at Hanover Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson's March to Mechanicsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); School Transportation (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. ¾ mile away); Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash Pines (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
Also see . . . Excerpts from Randolph-Macon College: A Southern History 1825-1967. by James Scanlon. “The directors of the [Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad] decided that the college’s presence would increase the population in Ashland, increase the property values of the town, and increase fares. Therefore, the company offered Randolph-Macon a number of inducements. First, it would move, free of charge, the library, apparatus, professors, and officers from Richmond to Ashland. Second, during the maintenance of the college in Ashland, food supplies would be carried free on freight trains (but not on mail or passenger trains) from Richmond’s Bailey Market to Ashland. Third, the company would convey 19½ acres of the race-course track upon erection of permanent buildings. (This land lies about half a mile south of the present campus.) Fourth, there were various arrangements for free or discounted passes for officers, professors, families, and trustees.” (Submitted on June 7, 2008.)
Additional keywords. Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (RF&P)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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